Vascular lasers are used to treat persistent facial redness, scars, stretch marks, and red birthmarks.
Sun damage and repeated episodes of flushing can add up to persistent red patches and broken blood vessels. We offer the most advanced treatment to improve the appearance of skin redness, using IPL and our Cutera Excel V which combines two ultra-precise, best-in-class laser wavelengths (532/1064 nm) in one device.
If you are troubled by facial redness, we will first meet with you and discuss medical treatment of any underlying skin diseases including acne and rosacea. We will recommend skin care products to reduce the appearance of redness, and to treat sensitive skin. There are very few topical treatments that make a considerable impact, so we usually recommend topical anti-redness agents in conjunction with laser treatments to optimize redness reduction. We offer IPL, Excel V, and topicals which allow us to customize treatments for the most effective and convenient experience for our patients.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is ideal for anyone wishing to improve the skin tone of their face, neck, chest, hands, or anywhere else on the body they have discoloration. IPL uses a broad band of pulsed light to target both red and brown discoloration.
The Excel V improves facial redness by targeting small blood vessels, located just beneath the skin’s surface. The blood vessels absorb the laser’s concentration of heat and are destroyed. Multiple sessions are needed to achieve maximal change.
Scars & Stretch Marks
The 532nm wavelength improves scars and stretch marks by targeting small blood vessels, located just beneath the skin’s surface. The blood vessels absorb the laser’s concentration of heat; thus stimulating healthy collagen production in the scarred area. This will thicken the areas and can greatly improve their appearance. Young scars and stretch marks are usually red and respond best to the 532nm wavelength. The earlier they are treated, the better they will do. Multiple sessions are needed to achieve maximal change. This treatment is often followed by a series of Fraxel Re:Store treatments to help with textural concerns. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson will recommend a treatment plan that is best for you.
The 1064nm Nd:Yag Laser uses a wavelength of light to harmlessly penetrate the top layer of the skin. It targets the dilated blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface, breaking them apart to be naturally absorbed by the body. We use the Nd:Yag laser for larger veins and angiomas. The Nd:Yag is often combined with the Pulsed Dye Laser treatment to maximize results.
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